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The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195137347
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785773 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195137345.003.0005

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

 							The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

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Cultural feminists define women by their activities and attributes in the present culture. In contrast, poststructural feminists attack the category and the concept of woman by problematizing subjectivity. Each response has serious limitations, and it has become obvious that transcending these limitations while retaining the theoretical framework from which they emerge is impossible. This chapter discusses the inadequacies of these responses. It then argues that these inadequacies are inherent and develops an alternative response.

Keywords: cultural feminism; postcultural feminism; women; cultural feminists

Chapter.  9898 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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